Author Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses , was stabbed in Ny, Monday while delivering a lecture on stage.
Footage posted online shows the moments immediately after a man rushed the phase at the Chautauqua Institution and reportedly stabbed the author within the neck.
Additional movies and photos show the particular Indian-born British author getting wheeled off in a stretcher to a medical helicopter to be transported to a hospital.
Ny Gov. Kathy Hotchul (D-NY) held a press conference Friday where she confirmed Rushdie is still alive and credited a police officer with saving his life.
The award-winning author has been a focus on of fundamentalist Muslims considering that his 1988 fictional story, The Satanic Verses , which they claim blasphemously depicts the prophet Mohammed, was perceived as insulting towards the Islamic faith.
SuperSummary. com describes :
“ The book was burned, riots resulted in death, and a religious edict was issued against Rushdie in 1989 by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that called for the author to become killed. Rushdie was placed directly under police protection; several translators of the novel were attacked or killed by those who wanted the novel banned. ”
A year after the book’s release, the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa calling on Muslims in order to kill Rushdie if possible. The bounty associated with the fatwa was raised to $3. 3 or more million in 2012, and reportedly still remains in effect.
Radical Islamists famous the attack on social media, with many sharing photos of the suspected stabber who they will praised as a “ Ghazi” (Muslim warrior) and “ lion-hearted. ”
In the face of the critique, Rushdie maintained that independence of expression means he is allowed to write what he or she wants even if it offends some people.
Rushdie notably condemned the radical Islamic attack on French syndication Charlie Hebdo in 2015 that left 12 deceased and 11 injured after it published illustrations of the prophet Mohammed.
Salman Rushdie on Freedom of Expression after Charlie Hebdo. Anyone who condemns this attack on him with a ‘ but’ need to listen to this and realize that they are a part of this ‘ but brigade’. It is dreadful what happened to him, these types of powerful words resonate much more today. pic. twitter. com/OzVgqFM8w7
— Aadit Kapadia આ દ િ ત ક ા પ ડ િ ય ા (@ask0704) August twelve, 2022
This remains to be seen whether the attack has been religiously motivated.
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